Wrongful death is a civil action for damages when negligence, recklessness, or misconduct has caused the death of a family member.
The laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex, so surviving family members should seek the advice of experienced attorneys. If a loved one has died due to the misconduct of another, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the law.
Some damages that may be recoverable:
- Future earnings loss, the deceased would have provided.
- Lost benefits such as pension or retirement benefits.
- Loss of inheritance from an untimely death.
- Loss of companionship.
- Funeral expenses.
- Medical expenses.
- Conscious pain and suffering for the time between injury and death.